Hep Summer 2013 – Special Issue

Hep Summer 2013 – Special Issue

In this issue, you’ll meet Congressman Hank Johnson. Scroll down to click on his story and to see what else is inside.

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Hank Johnson Finds His Voice

Cured of his hepatitis C, he now fights for Americans with viral hepatitis.

From the Editor

Oriol R. Gutierrez

Know Your Status

More than 3 million people are living with hepatitis C in the United States--and most of them aren’t aware of their status.

The Basics

Hep C 101

Hepatitis C is a virus that can result in serious liver damage, including cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver cancer and possibly death....

Treatment News

Better Care Translates to Better Health Outcomes

Those who receive optimal pre-treatment care are much more likely to undergo and complete antiviral treatment for hep C.

Woefully Inadequate Global Response to Viral Hepatitis

A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit outlines the inadequate governmental response to the viral hepatitis epidemic around the globe a...

Treat Hep C, Prevent Cancer

Hepatitis C treatment appears to cut in half the rates of liver cancer among those with fibrosis or cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), accordi...

Some Syringes May Transmit HIV and Hep C Less Than Others

Using syringes designed to have less ’dead space’--meaning, they retain a smaller amount of fluid after the plunger has been depressed--may he...

Hep C Related Costs to Peak at $9B in 2024

As the baby boomers age, the United States will see a peak and then significant tapering of hep C cases, liver disease and associated health c...

Even Moderate Drinking Raises Risk of Death

Having even one drink a day can significantly raise your risk of death if you’re living with hepatitis C.


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